Oliver - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Year 12 student Oliver writes here in response to the thought-provoking Art History essay title set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. ‘Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?’ – what are your thoughts on this controversial issue? CPD Touring the British Museum is … Continue reading Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?
Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Writing for the New College of Humanities annual essay competition, Jamie Y12 writes expertly on the disciplines of history, economics and politics, examining the geopolitical challenges of the clash between China and the United States of America. He delves into this case study whilst crafting a broader historical … Continue reading How does the knowledge of the past help us prepare for the challenges of the 21st century?
Ananya - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ananya elected to write this carefully researched and well written essay on the chosen word ‘duty’ in response to The Dukes Essay Prize organised by Dukes Education. This competition is inspired by the famous entrance test for All Souls College, Oxford, where students write an essay in response to … Continue reading Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?
Tom - GSAL Alumnus (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Tom (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during his time at GSAL. This insightful essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD For many humans in the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly … Continue reading A Brief Insight into Modern Terrorism
Andrew - Year 13 Student Editor's Note: This article was first published in GSAL's student-led Politics in Review magazine. CPD The United Kingdom is often described as a union of equals, implying an equal partnership between the four constituencies of the United Kingdom. It is for this reason that devolved assemblies exist in Scotland, Wales … Continue reading A Union of Equals
Imogen Holbrook - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: The New College of Humanities (NCH) organise an annual essay competition open to ambitious and talented students from around the world who are in their penultimate year of secondary education (equivalent to Year 12 in the UK). This is an opportunity to show both academic potential and … Continue reading How has warfare changed since WWII?
Eshana Dasanjh - Year 11 Student History is determined by those who write it. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?’ Many parts of history are often forgotten, downplayed, or repressed, and nowhere is this more fitting than in the turbulent history of the British Empire. Instead of recognising the … Continue reading The Censorship of the History of the British Empire
Anika Bansal - Year 9 Student Why is there a dispute? Due to opposite views on the trade imbalance and their economy, the US and China rivalry has developed into a full-blown trade war. The US has criticised China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft. The common belief in China regarding this matter … Continue reading US-China Trade War: A UK Perspective
Mei Whattam - Year 12 MUN Member & Editor-in-Chief, Humanities Journal GSAL delegates excel at the Model United Nations of Hamburg The 12 new delegates from GSAL flourished under the intensity of four days of debate, displaying zeal, avidity and ardour for their allocated topics across nine committees, assemblies and councils hosted at the Gymnasium … Continue reading News From… MUN of Hamburg 2019
Benjamin Bissett (Year 8) & Tom White (Year 13) On the 28th February 2019, GSAL and councillor Dan Cohen (Conservative councillor for Alwoodley) hosted and sponsored a talk by Tim Marshall, former diplomatic editor and foreign affairs editor for Sky News. Marshall, who was educated at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, spoke about how … Continue reading Review: Talk by Tim Marshall